Teen knocked down at flag protest

Published Tuesday, 22 January 2013
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A teenage boy has been knocked over during a flag protest in Belfast.

Teen knocked down at flag protest
Flag protestors block the Castlereagh Road in east Belfast amid heavy snow (© Pacemaker)

Police said he was struck by a car at the junction of Albertbridge Road and Templemore Avenue at around 7.30pm on Monday night.

He sustained injuries to his leg which are not thought to be serious.

It happened amid a series of protests which took place across Northern Ireland as part of 'Operation Standstill', following changes to the flag-flying policy at Belfast City Hall.

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4 Comments
glen in belfast wrote (695 days ago):
glad the young lad is ok
Brian Cushing in Belfast wrote (696 days ago):
It was bound to happen sometime with people standing in the middle of the road on dark nights. Add the snow to it and what do these people expect to happen.
E mccann in Belfast wrote (696 days ago):
This young boy was NOT a protester the was crossing the road on a red light .
green cross code bloke in belfast wrote (696 days ago):
i've taught my kids to use the zebra crossing or traffic lights,the road is not for playing on ! REMEMBER CHILDREN...PLEASE USE THE .....GREEN CROSS CODE..
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